Student workshops on free legal professions in Kosovo

11/23/2017

Five workshops on the free legal professions were attended by around 40 students from Law Faculties, students from Economics Faculties and young law graduates, including 7 young law graduates from Serbian Majority Municipalities this week. These workshops have been organized by the EU funded project “Support to Free Legal Professions and the Bar Association” implemented by B&S Europe, Kosovo Legal Service Company and other members of the consortium.   

Each workshop was organized in the course of the project’s Talent Scout Program and was dedicated to one free legal profession (FLP): lawyers, notaries, private enforcement agents, mediators and bankruptcy administrators.

Representatives from the 5 different FLPs and their chambers (the Bar Association, the Notary Chamber and  the Chamber of Private Enforcement Agents), the Mediation Commission and other experts in the field such as a judge, a prosecutor, a law professor and a project representative presented to the students/young graduates each one FL profession: the entry requirements, the role of FL professionals, the cooperation with other bodies in the justice sector and the public, thus combining doctrinal knowledge with legal practical insights. Interesting pro-active discussions on each topic were conducted.

The goal of these workshops was to build capacities of the students and the young law graduates on FLPs as a factor for increasing the efficiency of the judiciary, to trigger their interest to commit to one of these professions in the long-term perspective, and to equip them with first-hand practical knowledge. 

Furthermore, these workshops are expected to have an impact on spreading the word to other students or future professionals to focus on this area of justice. These trainings are expected to serve also another promotional purpose, which is critical to a wider, public understanding about the role and relevance of the FLPs professions.  

The overall objective of the Free Legal Professions and the Bar Association Project is to strengthen the judiciary by strengthening the FLP’s and the Bar Association. 

Launched for the first time in Kosovo, the project is supporting all 5 FLP’s above and the Ministry of Justice both individually and through a holistic approach, considering their legal framework, institutional capacities and implications for increasing the efficiency of the judiciary in Kosovo in accordance with the European standards.

 

For further information, please contact:

  • Support to Free Legal Professions and the Bar Association Project:  Engjellushe Januzi  at or +377 44 725 830
  • EU Office/EUSR:  Safet Kabashaj + 381 (0) 38 5131 525 or + 386 (0) 49 787 946

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